Biography of John T. James
Marin County, CA Biographies





John T. James, whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Niagara county, New York, March 14, 1834. Here he received his education. He also lived there till he started for California, in 1853, stopping a short time at Peoria, Illinois. He crossed the plains in company with Thomas Carruthers and L. W. Walker. He stopped about two or three months on the Sacramento river, when he came to Tomales township and settled on the ranch now owned by A. Woodworth. He was joined by Thomas Carruthers in 1854, and they were well known by all old settiers by their firm name "Tom and Jack." Mr. James now lives directly south of Tomales, on the bluffs overlooking the town. Married Frances Saph, March 29, 1865. She was born in England April 4, 1837. Alice, Jessie, Harriett, Mary, Carrie, Ida and Edith are their children.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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